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Last updated: 5 August 2021
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Date:Friday 12 November 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-886
MSN: 34146/16889
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane veered off runway, struck a Boeing B-50 bomber plane and both caught fire. The 18 occupants of the C-47 suffered injuries. All six killed were aboard the B-50.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Correio da Manhă 16 November 1948, p6
» San Bernardino Sun 14 November 1948, p1


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